Curious about SQL on Apache Hadoop? In less than 5 minutes, this video introduces basic concepts, explains why the industry is investing in various SQL-on-Hadoop efforts, and describes a few sample use cases.

Presented by IBM’s Cynthia Saracco, this video is part of the open Data-X project curated by Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center, UC Berkeley and Roberto V. Zicari, Frankfurt Big Data Lab, Goethe University, Frankfurt and Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley. Additional Data-X materials are available through

More more information about IBM’s SQL-on-Hadoop implementation, see the Big SQL tutorials and presentations on Hadoop Dev.

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